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Re: [2.6 patch] include/asm-mips/processor.h: "extern inline" -> "static

To: Ralf Baechle <>
Subject: Re: [2.6 patch] include/asm-mips/processor.h: "extern inline" -> "static inline"
From: Adrian Bunk <>
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2007 14:22:40 +0200
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On Mon, Jul 09, 2007 at 11:27:55AM +0100, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 07, 2007 at 03:03:30AM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > "extern inline" will have different semantics with gcc 4.3,
> > and "static inline" is correct here.
> The idea was to have a linker error in case gcc should deciede for some
> reason not to inline this function

If that's the intention, please use __always_inline instead.

> which as I understand will continue
> to be the behaviour of gcc 4.3?

In C99 (and therefore in gcc >= 4.3), "extern inline" means that the 
function should be compiled inline where the inline definition is seen, 
and that the compiler should also emit a copy of the function body with 
an externally visible symbol.

You don't want this.

>   Ralf



       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
                                       Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

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